Frankenstein

Tuesday, October 25
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2hr 15mins // directed by:Danny Boyle // featuring:Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Presented as National Theatre Live's Encore Series. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), this thrilling production features Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s ElementaryTrainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) as his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

 

The Financial Times

Playwright Nick Dear on bringing the Creature to life.

Full Article


The Guardian

"FOUR STARS. Brilliant...a humane, intelligent retelling of the original story." — Michael Billington

Full Review